ROCK HILL — Deputies are searching for a Rock Hill man who they say tried to drive his ex-girlfriend and a friend off the road, shot at their car and then followed them into a house before holding the friend at gunpoint on Saturday.
Police have issued warrants for Lidarius Gains, 29, of 525 Crosby St., charging him with attempted murder, first-degree burglary and malicious injury to personal property, according to a York County Sheriffs Office report.
According to police, the woman, 26, and a Clover man, 25, were driving on Saluda Road on their way to Chester at about 1:20 a.m. when Gains began chasing them with his BMW, the report states. During the chase, Gains tried to run the couple off the road and fired shots at the car, a Nissan Maxima.
The Maxima ran into a ditch in front of a Saluda Road house, destroying the mailbox in the process, the report states. The man ran to the house and tried to get someone to help him. As Gains pulled into the driveway, the man forced his way through the front door and yelled for someone to call the police.
Gains went inside the house, the report states, and held the man at gunpoint, warning him that if he moved, hed be shot. The man ran out the side door of the house and Gains fled the scene.
Meanwhile, two women found the wrecked car in front of the house and asked the girlfriend if they could help. The woman, the report states, said her childs father was chasing her and the man inside the house with a gun.
Police found a bullet inside the Maximas trunk.